IBM Assistive Technology As applied to the workplace

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Assistive Technology

As applied to the workplace

Niamh

Foley

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Agenda


What is Assistive technology


Explainations


Do I use AT?


AT in my work space

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Objective


This presentation is designed to educate on the presence of
Assistive Technology in today's society


Defuse current thoughts about Assistive technologies as
these are often wrong


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Definitions


Assistive

Technology (AT)


High and
low

Technologies,


Long
and

short term solutions



Inclusive


For

all



Disclosure


Implicit


Explicit


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Definitions



“Helps users achieve there goals with out
dependence on others for assistance”



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Assistive Technology


Low Tech


Glasses


left handed scissors


Walking stick



High Tech


Specialist software


Larger monitors


Adapted hardware


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AT and Lotus


Being aware of the current Assistive Technology
options

Sametime


Screen reader support


Alert customisation

Symphony


Screen reader support


Animation on/off


Use of animated text


Alert customisation






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Continued


Lotus notes


Screen reader support


Low vision theme


Default font customisation


Multiple dictionary supports


These are all accessible from

File>> Preferences


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AT in the work place


At your desk you use AT can you think of what it is???



Laptop and LCD display?



Extra Keyboard?



Glasses for reading?


These are all forms of AT Low and high tech solutions, to make
your workspace more comfortable

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Why are you here??


1 hour away from work ???



To educate about the presence of AT in our society



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For More information search these


IBM and AT “
Human Ability and Accessibility
Center




Jakob Nielsen



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